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Open Access Initiative

In the words of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, open access to scientific and scholarly literature means "its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited"

from: Information platform Open Access (www.open-access.det)

Link for further reading: 
Information platform Open Access
Handout "Open Access Publication Funds" publ. by the »Priority Initiative Digital Information«

More information to Open Access

Worldwide directories for Open Access journals: